Archive for January, 2009

31
Jan
09

Bloody Marvelous

One of the only upsides to the fact that my father has been in and out of the hospital so much in the past few months is that one of Houston’s best markets is on the way home. Yes, it’s expensive. But they have 100’s of cheeses to choose from, incredible produce, knowledgeable staff, a truly fresh seafood and butcher counter… Just breathing in the bakery can cause loss of muscle control… Well, I picked up a dozen blood oranges. Youngest daughter was somewhat scared of the things. They had a bunch out for sampling and I encouraged her to try some. I just explained that they were like a regular orange, except more. More sweet, more tart, more flavor! She would have stayed at the sample tray for hours if I had let her! Anyway, I just made myself a glass of fresh squeezed blood orange juice. It’s good to be the king!

30
Jan
09

Walk This Way

Okay. I’m male and I enjoy ogling a pretty girl as she walks down the street. After all, I still have a pulse. But I am scratching my head trying to figure out what this gal is trying to accomplish with this outfit. She seems attractive enough to not have to wear a sluttly little LOOK AT ME outfit. Prurient interest indeed.

27
Jan
09

Paper Jam Not Cleared

Your attempts to clear the paper jam are rebuffed and unsuccessful.

26
Jan
09

Health Care Reform Quandary

From Houston’s Clear Thinkers Blog:

Thinking about Ted Kennedy’s health care

ted.kennedy As the Obama Administration begins exploring how to reform America’s broken health care finance system, Kevin Pho makes an insightful observation regarding the current medical treatment of one of the leading reformers:

As we know, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy has an advanced stage brain tumor, and was recently hospitalized for a seizure.

Seizures are a common side effect of malignant brain tumors, and often controlled with a variety of anti-seizure medications. There will be times where seizures can break through medication control, leading to the frightening episode that occurred on Inauguration Day.

Family physician Doug Farrago asks some pointed questions about the stellar care that the Senator receives, observing that “he travels around with a team of physicians,” and, “most patients in [Senator Kennedy’s condition] usually are in hospice care.”

Senator Kennedy should be commended for his efforts to bring about health care reform. But is the care he is receiving, including instant opinions and access from revered institutions like Massachusetts General Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, representative of the kind of care he’s advocating for the American public?

25
Jan
09

Feed The Addiction

I mad at Venomous Kate. She made mention about Blip and I am now hooked. Great. Another thing to use up what few seconds I have left in each day. I used to be addicted to Pandora for streaming music. But it got pretty old, pretty fast and was just to repetitive. Blip.fm is much mo bettah. The music is all over the place and you can amble all you like. The social networking aspect is that you can create your own DJ “channel” and inflict your own personal musical proclivities on those inclined to have a listen. I have my own channel, now. I wish you well.

23
Jan
09

The Downside of Hygiene

As folks get older, especially men, hair tends to start growing in places that it never did and the stuff that was growing tends to take on peculiar growing habits (bald, curling when it was straight, straight when it was curly, growing at an alarming rate, etc.). Why else does one see nearly an entire four foot section of “personal” hair trimmers at Wal*Mart?

Note to those keeping the nose hairs neat: You might not want to go for the super close trim if you are prone to ingrown hairs. The ensuing pain is not so good.

11
Jan
09

Pizza Dammit!

I admit it right away: I love pizza. It may not be the healthiest food for me to consume, but I love it nonetheless. I can go for standard fare with all of the porky goodness, or an everything-but-mushrooms pie, or something new fangled… It’s not even 10:00am here in Texas and I am craving a pizza for tonight. I want a pizza crust with just a touch of yoghurt in the dough. I want spinach, artichokes, diced tomatoes, roasted garlic, olive oil, feta cheese and a hint of spicy tomato sauce. And I want to be able to wait just long enough after it comes out of the oven for the roof of my mouth to not get scalded.